The English Conversation Group for International Students

Title

The English Conversation Group for International Students

Description

The English Conversation Group (ECG) at the Leddy Library has been offering virtual sessions for the first time in the program’s history since the Fall 2020 semester during COVID-19 pandemic. Using virtual teaching technology, the ECG is trying to help international students feel more comfortable with their English speaking and writing skills, helping them find and learn to use the library’s academic resources.
The ECG also invites guest speakers from other important areas on campus such as the International Student Center and the St Dennis Center to talk to students about the various areas of campus life. By using flexible online teaching formats, creating small breakout groups, and encouraging students to share their distinct culture and experiences, the ECG has been successful in assisting international students to build up their confidence academically, socially, and culturally.
This presentation will describe the experience of planning and facilitating the ECG virtually using Blackboard collaborate to teach international students for using library services.
Poster presented at the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) Annual Conference 2022 poster session.

Creator

Zhao, Shuzhen
Luo, Rong
Pillon, Karen

Publisher

Chinese American Librarians Association

Date

2022-06-25

Format

application/pdf

Language

eng

Type

Text; Poster

Date Issued

2022-06-25

Position: 482 (65 views)

Files

EnglishCoversationGroup.pdf
06bdc0b7b3e16ef4319bf72fc1619acc.pptx

Citation

Shuzhen Zhao, “The English Conversation Group for International Students,” CALASYS - CALA Academic Resources & Repository System, accessed November 26, 2022, https://ir.cala-web.org/items/show/851.